Study examines trends for Medicare patients at EOL

September 2011
Hospice Management Advisor;Sep2011, Vol. 16 Issue 9, p104
The article discusses the trend of Medicare patients at the End-of-life (EOL), as per a study from the Dartmouth Atlas project. According to the author the study "Trends and Variations in End-of-Life Care for Medicare Beneficiaries with Severe Chronic Illness" shows that Medicare patients with severe chronic disease spent less time in hospitals and were less likely to die in hospital. Included are comments from lead author of the study, David Goodman.


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